Floral Pavilion - Cinderella - Storytime with Santa - New Year's Eve Gala Concert





Saturday 10th December 2016 to Sunday 8th January 2017

Audio Described Performance: 15 December at 1.30pm

Sign Interpreted Performance: 18 December at 5pm

Relaxed (Autism Friendly) Performance : 5 January 2017 at 7pm


Tickets from £13.50*

Family Tickets available

Generous Group Discounts available - 0151 666 0000


Floral Pavilion and Martin Dodd for UK Productions proudly present 






Forced into a life of drudgery by her wicked stepsisters Cinderella dreams of escape and romance. With the help of a Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin and a touch of magic Cinderella is whisked off to the Prince’s Ball....but will she live Happily Ever After?


With hit songs, a live band, a stunning bespoke set, fabulous costumes, the talented cast includes: This Morning’s Alison Hammond as the ‘Fairy Godmother’; the welcome return of Olivia Birchenough from Channel 5’s Milkshake! as ‘Cinderella’; comedian Tam Ryan as ‘Buttons’; and ‘Ugly Sisters’ Jamie Morrisand Tarot Joseph.


Alison Hammond is ‘Fairy Godmother’. Known for her quick wit, outrageous presenting style, and big heart, Alison’s sense of fun as an interviewer on ITV’s This Morning has seen her tap- dance with Renée Zellweger, rap with Will Smith, jam with Russel Crowe, and be serenaded by Hugh Jackman...to name just a few. Alison also became an audience favourite in 2014’s Strictly Come Dancing. Other TV credits include her rise to fame in Channel 4’s Big Brother where she first won the hearts of the British public. She then went on to appear on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here where she was a contestant in 2010. Alison is also an accomplished actress having appeared in various TV dramas, notably Boon, Chalkface, Doctors, and three series of the BAFTA award- winning Palace Hill.


Olivia Birchenough is ‘Cinderella’. Making a welcome return, Olivia is back at the Floral following her vivacious performance as Snow White in 2014. Trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and with the National Youth Theatre, upon graduating, Olivia began presenting for Channel 5’s leading children’s TV strand Milkshake!. Along with presenting live links in the mornings, Olivia fronted the channel’s Bop Box series and the two nationwide theatre shows Milkshake! Party Party Live and Milkshake Live: Come Out to Play!. Olivia also presented the Milkshake Live: Bop in the Park residency at Drayton Manor Theme Park.


Tam Ryan plays ‘Buttons’. Tam gained his first role as Edward Hodgkiss in the BBC wartime drama How We Used To Live at the age of 4. He went on to train at Leeds Institute for Performing Arts and has since embarked on a successful and varied career. An accomplished actor, his TV credits include: Emmerdale, Death Comes To Pemberley, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road. Tam can already consider himself a veteran of British pantomime and is a familiar face in the north-west having spent 5 successive years as panto comic at Manchester Opera House. 


Devilish divas Jamie Morris as ‘Silly Cilla Hardup’ and Tarot Joseph as ‘Daisy Hardup’ return to the Floral after 5 years to play 'the uglies'. 


Cinderella, the most favourite of all fairy tales, is jam-packed with music and dance, fun and laughter, a beautiful girl, a fairy godmother, a handsome prince, a glass slipper and, of course, two ugly sisters! Oh yes it is!



*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Fees capped at the first 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.





Storytime with Santa

Various Dates Through December 2016 - see below

Child: £10.50*

Adult: FREE (up to 2 parents per child please)


*Includes a £1.50 per ticket fee. Capped at 8 tickets. No fees to Friends of the Floral.


Each ticket includes the show, a gift and photograph with Santa!


Traditional and modern Christmas stories with Santa & The Elf, All the children receive a gift and photograph after Santa has read a few stories around the fireplace and sang a song of Christmas cheer.


Sat 17th December

Sun 18th December**

Mon 19th December*

Tue 20th December*

Wed 21st December*

Thu 22nd December**

Fri 23rd December**

Sat 24th December


Performance times

10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm

*plus 4:00pm on these dates only

** plus 4:00pm & 5:45pm on these dates only.



New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

Pre Booking Essential


7.00pm for a 7.15pm dinner service

5 COURSES FOR £39.50 

Please pre-order your starter and main choices by Monday 19 December


Enjoy the perfect start to our New Year's Eve Gala Concert with a wonderful 5-course dinner in the comfortable surroundings of our Panoramic Lounge.


No fuss, no driving around, no waiting anxiously for the bill to then make a dash to the theatre. Just book your Gala Dinner in our ‘Floral Panoramic’ when you are buying your tickets.



Arrival - Amuse Bouche 

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Spiced Pear 



Wild Mushroom Tart with Parmesan crisp & Truffles Tomato Dressing 

Parfait of Duck Liver with Fig Relish & Toasted Brioche  

Pressed Terrine of Sucking Pig with Argen Prune Compote Hazelnut Salad 


Intermediate Course 

Sorbet, Sgroppino Lemon Vodka Sorbet with Champagne 



Filet of Sea Bass with Leek Tart & Sweet & Sour Vegetables 

Rump of Lamb with Hot Pot Pastry & Garlic Dauphinoise with Baby Vegetables & Thyme 

Spinach & Ricotta Chestnut Parcel with Roast Tomato Coulis 



Trio of Desserts Chilled Lemon Soufflé & Chocolate Truffle & Vanilla Pannacotta


Coffee & Sweet Meats



New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Saturday 31st December 2016, 9:30pm

All Tickets £39.50* (includes a glass of fizz)


New Year's Eve Gala Dinner - book here (pre-booking essential)


Join us for our inaugural New Year's Eve Gala Concert here at the Floral Pavilion Theatre.


The ever popular British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (Last Night of the Proms & Viennese Strauss Christmas) will celebrate New Year in style with a show containing music from opera, ballet, film, operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, musicals, ‘West End’, as well as classical and fun numbers for all the family.


End 2016 on a high culminating at Midnight with a rousing New Year sing-along, arms linked to Auld Lang Syne.


Don't go to the pub or sit and watch the box when you can spend it in style with live music in a great theatre with fabulous singers and orchestra.


The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Conductor -  George Jackson

Leader -  Anne Wilson



Marilyn Hill Smith – Soprano

Andrea Tweedale - Soprano

Helen Evora – Mezzo Soprano

Andrew Forbes Lane – Tenor

Jeremy Peaker – Baritone


Soloists may be subject to change



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